Performance scorecard of twenty-seven Senators and members of the House of Representatives from the state focused on their performance in the area of Bill Sponsorship over the last three years (2019 -2022)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SCORECARD
Speaker of the House of Representatives, he was elected to the parliament in 2019 to represent Surulere Federal Constituency I. Gbajabiamila leads the twenty-seven members of the National Assembly from Lagos State, with twenty-three bills in his name since 2019.
Prominent amongst these bills is an amendment to the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, which the Green Chamber passed. First elected in 2003, Gbajabiamila had previously served as Minority Leader in the Seventh Assembly and Majority Leader between 2015 and 2019 when he won re-election to the House on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a fourth term.
Benson Babajimi Adegoke
Representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, he has sixteen bills in his name since 2019. Prominent among these bills is the Proceeds of Crime Management Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2019. He chairs the House Committee on Defence.
Jimoh Abduraheem Olajide
The lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency has so far sponsored twelve bills in the period under review. A two-term lawmaker in the House of Representatives, he currently chairs the House Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning.
James Abiodun Faleke
Representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, he closely follows Rep Olajide with eleven bills to his name. One of the influential lawmakers in the Green Chamber, he chairs the House Committee on Finance.
Rep Faleke has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2011 and is seeking a fourth term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tasir Olawale Raji
The member representing Epe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives sponsored nine (9) bills in the last three years.
Ademorin Aliu Kuye
In the period under review, the lawmaker representing Shomolu Federal Constituency also sponsored nine (9) bills
A representative of Kosofe Federal Constituency, he has had eight bills to his credit since 2019, including the National Electronic Health Record Bill 2019.
Olufemi Bandele Adebanjo
Adebanjo represents Alimosho Federal Constituency and has sponsored seven (7) bills in the last three years.
Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson
Representing Oshodi/Isolo II Federal Constituency, he closely follows Rep Adebanjo in the bills tally with six (6) bills in the period under review.
A representative of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, he has since his election to the House in 2019 for a first term sponsored four (4) bills.
Two of the Lagos federal lawmakers each sponsored five bills during the same period of review They are Mufutau Adewale Egberongbe representing Apapa Federal Constituency and Samuel Babatunde Adejare representing Agege Federal Constituency.
Similarly, Rep Enitan Dolapo-Badru representing Lagos Island I Federal Constituency and Rep Olatunji Abiola Shoyinka, representing Surulere II Federal Constituency, each has three (3) bills in their name.
The lawmaker representing Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency sponsored two bills in the last three years, including the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 Act (Alteration) Bill.
Meanwhile, seven out of twenty-seven lawmakers from the State have just one bill to show each for three years. They are:
- Moshood Kayode Akiolu representing Lagos Island II Federal Constituency
- Balogun Adebayo Olusegun representing Ibeju Lekki Federal Constituency
- Owolabi Adisa James representing Ifako Ijaiye Federal Constituency
- Humpe Adande Babatunde representing Badagry Federal Constituency
- Alli Adeyemi Taofeek representing Mushin I Federal Constituency
- Kolawale Taiwo representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency, and
- Bashiru Ayinla Dawodu representing Oshodi/Isolo I Federal Constituency
Oluremi Shade Tinubu
First elected to the federal parliament in 2011 to represent Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Tinubu has six bills to her credit in the period under review.
Serving out a third term in the Senate, she is Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Communications. One of the bills she has proposed is aimed at reforming the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to make it a more viable entity.
Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru
The lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly has sponsored fifteen bills to his name in the last three years. Some of these bills include the
- Copyright Act Repeal and Re-enactment Bill, 2021
- Dishonoured Cheques Act Cap D11 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- Federal High Court Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- Federal Polytechnic Epe (Establishment) Bill, 2021 and
- Utilities Charges Commission Act (Repeal) Bill, 2021.
Senator Abiru, who chairs the Senate Committee on Industries, was elected to the Red Chamber in 2020. He won a bye-election held on December 5, 2020, to replace the previous occupant of the seat; Adebayo Osinowo, who died in 2019.
Solomon Olamilekan Adeola
A representative of Lagos West Senatorial District at the Red Chamber, Adeola ranks highest among Lagos Senators in the legislative chamber in terms of bill sponsorship.
Popularly known as ‘Yayi’ among his constituents, he chairs the Senate Committee on Finance and has sponsored sixteen bills. One of the bills seeks the establishment of a City University of Technology, Yaba, Lagos State.
Senator Adeola had served in the House of Representatives before moving to Senate in 2015. He is currently running for the Ogun West Senatorial seat in the February 25 2023 election.
Editor’s Note: OrderPaper’s appraisal of lawmakers in the core areas of lawmaking is without prejudice to the lawmaker’s performance in the areas of oversight and representation.